Google Meet, the video conferencing service, is escorting in a large number of users daily owing to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. According to the people forced to stay home to avert the spread of the virus. They are relying more and more on these video conferencing services. Now, Alphabet’s Google has reported that Google Meet will be accessible free to everyone with a Google account and not just enterprise and education customers via G Suite, as was previously the case. Further, Google as well states that Meet is now adding approximately 3 million new users each day.
The announcement made on Google’s blog states that begging today, April 29, Google Meet will be free for everyone. Nevertheless, the accessibility will expand gradually over the coming weeks in a staged spinout.
“We’ve invested years in making Meet a secure and reliable video conferencing solution that believes by schools, governments, and enterprises around the world. Recently months we’ve accelerated the let out of top-requested features to make it even more helpful,” the post states.
Google utters that begging from May anyone can sign up for Meet and all they need is a Google account. Users will as well able to make use of the same specifications that were previously accessible to business and education users. These involve simple scheduling and screen sharing, real-time captions. Layouts that adapt to a user’s preference, involving an expanded tiled view.
Being a staged spinout, not everyone will be able to begin a meeting using the service immediately. Nevertheless, Google has provided a ‘Notify me’ page where users can share their details. It will be notified when they obtain free access. Further, Google utters that free access will be accessible on the Web as well as through mobile apps for iOS users and Android.
Nevertheless, after September 30, the meeting times will limit to 60 minutes for the free product. The post adds that G Suite necessary, which involves Meet’s more advanced details as dial-in phone numbers, meeting recording, and larger meetings. It will as well accessible for free to all users till September 30.
In addition, the company as well as shared through the blog post that Meet is adding approximately 3 million new users every day. And previously, Meet’s daily meeting participants surpassed 100 million. This is quite a significant increase from earlier this month when Google announced 2 million new users every day.
Early last month, Google reported that it will give free access to advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities till July 1. To all G Suite customers entirely yet now, the service has been made free.
Now that Google Meet is free, the service gives straight competition to Zoom. This might result in users migrating from Zoom to Google Meet. In view of the former has been in the news for plenty of wrong reasons. Just recently, the US Department of Homeland Security utter that Zoom could be vulnerable to foreign surveillance.
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